Many career choices spring from a calling to serve others: our communities, our families, patients and clients. All of these vocations enrich all of us and remind us how we all are interconnected on some level.
Caregiving is no different. While it’s often hidden from view – in the privacy of homes in most cases – it has a profound effect on us when it touches our lives or those we care about. Caregivers offer a daily example of the dignity of service to others.
The clients of Home Helpers of Mequon, Wisconsin, along with several of the caregivers and staff there, cited long-time professional Korey Theusch as just such an example. We caught up with him to ask a few questions
Korey Theusch, Caregiving Professional, Home Helpers of Mequon
Why did you decide to become a caregiver?
It’s a great way to improve people’s lives. Every day we’re putting the needs of others above everything else and that’s a passion. I wake up every morning with the drive to enhance my clients’ lives. I love this job.
What was your first experience in caregiving?
It was 19 years ago and I was assisting a college student. She was a quadriplegic and was self-sufficient during most of the day, but needed support with getting out of bed in the morning, bathing, morning self-care and preparing for the day. Then I would return at night to help with her bedtime routine and settling in.
Any tips for relaxing and destressing from this demanding work?
I love to do something active. I play hockey or golf depending on the season. Spending time with my family is important to me.
What’s the best part of the role?
I love to caregive. I feel like I was born to serve others and having the opportunity to do that as part of the nationally recognized leader in home care is a real privilege.
Thanks to Korey for sharing his thoughts with us and for his continuing commitment to the dignity of our clients and the peace of mind of the families we serve. He is a caregiver at Home Helpers of Mequon in Wisconsin. That office serves families in the Greater Milwaukee area including Ozaukee, Washington, Milwaukee, and Waukesha County. To learn more about opportunities in caregiving, visit our careers page. To find a locally owned Home Helpers network member near you, see our locations page.